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Professional Matte Prime

1.0 oz

Item #: 2220410

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Ulta's Professional Matte Prime is the secret for a picture perfect look everyday. Contains salicylic acid for smoother, clearer looking complexion, refines pores for even foundation application. Contains special mattifying powders to reduce shine and prolong foundation wear. Non-Comedogenic.
Apply directly on face.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Silica, C12-15 Allky Benzoate, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Salicyclic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Butheth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 80, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf / Stem Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids. May Contain: Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891.

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ULTAProfessional Matte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 424 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (345)
  • Smooth (327)
  • Lightweight (303)
  • Long lasting (235)
  • Blends well (163)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (26)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Doesn't stay on (16)
  • Heavy (11)
  • Irritates skin (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (274)
  • All skin types (162)
  • Going out (138)
  • Sensitive skin (92)
  • Travel (82)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (170), Classic style (143), Trendy style (75)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (180), Fair (178), Deep (36)

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5.0

GREAT!

By Kimmie

from Turlock, CA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Going Out

Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

I found this to be equally as great as bareminerals Prime time primer. The prices are almost the same but you can get a better deal when there is a sale on Ulta products.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

Can't go without it!

By Tracey

from augusta, ga

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

    I love this primer. It glides on and feels very velvety. I normally let it set for a few minutes before applying foundation. It smooths everything out. My makeup lasts all day with no touchups needed. I have forgotten to apply a few times and you can definitely tell the difference.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    BEST PRIMER FOR ACNE LARGE PORES AND OIL CONTROL

    By cuttersmommie

    from South Carolina

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Matte
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

      I am a "Primer Addict"..I have them all! I have EXTREMELY OILY skin, with large pores and acne. I normally prefer a primer with a tint or a little color to it. But this one is so good, I can deal with it being translucent. I love Porefessional, but it doesn't have the Salicylic Acid like this one, to help out with the acne. I feel this is even better than the BECCA Matte primer, which is $36!! So for you OILY ACNE girls you definitely should give this a try!!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Great for Oily Skin

      By Jessica

      from West Virginia

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

        Definitely a great product as my first line of defense against my skin getting oily throughout the day. It helps keep my foundation/powder from smudging and from feeling sticky and heavy. It goes on really light, almost so light that you're not sure you put enough on. Can't even feel it. Leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Perfect for oily skin

        By sroberts1020

        from Huntsville, AL

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          I love using this primer. I tend to get very oily throughout the day, and if I don't used this my makeup is pretty much off at that time. However, I've noticed by using this matte primer that my makeup lasts much longer throughout the day!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Love this primer!

          By Blondie

          from Kentucky

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            I've never used a primer before and I thought that I'd give this one a try. I absolutely love it. Goes on smooth and actually helps my makeup last longer. It doesn't smell and so far I haven't had any problems with it breaking my face out. Really controls the oily spots on my face too.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            best primer for oily skin!

            By cindy

            from Houston tx

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

              This is such a good primer for oily skin definitely my favorite fir every day

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              5.0

              Amazing!!

              By Megan05

              from Columbia, SC

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Effective
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                If surprised me with how well it works.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Must buy!

                By Momof1

                from Beaumont, TX

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cost
                • Works

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                    I love this primer!!! Glides on smooth, non greasy, leaves me shine free all day. Didn't want to break the bank on a primer, decided to give this one a shot, couldn't be more pleased!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    I love this so much

                    By Andrea

                    from Nampa, ID

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Matte finish
                    • Natural Looking
                    • Noncomedogenic
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                      The Matte Prime is a staple in my daily beauty routine! I have an oily T-zone, and it helps to prevent shine longer than foundation and powder alone. It also prevents my makeup from melting away mid day.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        does this primer help with oily skin?
                        Asked on 12/31/2015 by alexiswhitney from West Jordan, US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This primer is ideal for oily skin. The salicylic acid and mattifying powders will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                          Answered on 1/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Does this product cover fine lines and wrinkles?
                        Asked on 12/29/2015 by auburn girl

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, it does help to smooth the complexion and reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles!

                          Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Will this be okay to use as my eye shadow primer or should I use an eye shadow primer on my eyes & this on the rest of my face?
                        Asked on 12/29/2015 by Katie from Iowa

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        can you use this product with a BB cream, or does this product replace the BB cream?
                        Asked on 12/5/2015 by Caiti from Charlotte, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Matte Prime is clear, so it is not a replacement for BB cream or foundation. It can certainly be used underneath your BB cream to extend its wear plus provide a lasting, smooth matte finish.

                          Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have really dry skin yet it gets oily and have acne prone skin. Will this help with the oily and dryness to make my makeup look smooth and not flakey but also not clog my pores and break me out ?
                        Asked on 10/28/2015 by Nikki from Pennsylvania

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid to help mattify oily skin and eliminate and prevent acne. If you're dry in some areas, we'd recommend applying a lightweight moisturizer underneath this product to further help balance your skin.

                          Answered on 10/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Will this product work well under the Ulta powder mineral foundation?
                        Asked on 10/4/2015 by MamaBelle from Bakersfield, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, absolutely! Matte Prime can be used under foundation of any brand and any consistency.

                          Answered on 10/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        What is the best way to apply the primer so that it goes on evenly? Is there a specific brush I should use?
                        Asked on 9/15/2015 by Ulta-mate Girl

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend applying Matte Prime using your fingertips for best results.

                          Answered on 9/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can you wear a matte foundation with this product?
                        Asked on 9/9/2015 by Juju from South San Francisco

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Matte Prime can be applied underneath foundation of any finish.

                          Answered on 9/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        How many months would the 1.0 ounce bottle last? Using 1 time a day
                        Asked on 9/5/2015 by booiiook from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Although this may vary by individual usage, we estimate one tube of Matte Prime typically lasts 1-2 months with daily usage. We hope this helps! :-)

                          Answered on 9/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Does this have a silicon feeling to it when applied?
                        Asked on 8/3/2015 by Veronica from Ann Arbor, US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, ULTA Matte Prime is silicone-based to give it a silky smooth texture and feel.

                          Answered on 8/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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